Centre warns 25 States/UTs to implement food law by April

The food law, passed by Parliament in September last year, has so far been rolled out only in 11 states and Union Territories. Remaining 25 states/UTs have not yet implemented the scheme.

Centre warns 25 States/UTs to implement food law by April

In a stern warning, the Centre has told 25 states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh that it will stop supply of subsidised foodgrains for APL families from April 5 if they do not implement food law.

Paswan sets deadline to meet Food Security Act standards

The minister said every state and UTs implementing the Act would have to put list of beneficiaries online.

Food subsidy to touch Rs 1.31 lakh crore for implementing food law

The government's food subsidy bill is estimated to touch Rs 1,31,086 crore annually to implement the food security law, Parliament was informed Friday.

67% of population may get wheat, rice at Rs 2/kg and Rs 3/kg

Sixty-seven per cent of country's 1.2 billion populations, irrespective of their being below or above poverty line, may become eligible for 5 kg of wheat and rice at Rs 3 and Rs 2, respectively as the government is thinking of making some changes in this regard in Food Bill.

Cabinet note on Food Security Bill moved

The Food Ministry has moved a Cabinet note on the National Food Security Bill which aims to provide legal entitlement to subsidised foodgrains to two- third of the country's population, sources said.

PM panel suggests Smart card for subsidised foodgrains

Under the smart card-based PDS, all existing ration cards
would be replaced with bio-metric featured smart cards.